Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Aunt Beth's Apple Cake

This is our favorite fall recipe.  It's a family tradition at our house. (We used to make it with apples we picked at Grisamore Farms.  Sigh.  I miss Ithaca.)  All credit for the recipe goes to my great-aunt Beth Snow.

Aunt Beth's Apple Cake

1 and 3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening

Cream the above and add the following:

2 unbeaten eggs
6 large apples, peeled, cored, and grated (makes 2 c. ground)
2 c. nuts (we leave these out)
2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 c. flour (we use whole wheat)
2 tsp. cinnamon

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes in a 9 x 12 inch pan.  Serve drizzled with caramel sauce.  We usually are lazy and buy some, but you can also make your own:

Caramel Sauce

1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
2/3 c. canned milk
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. corn syrup

Heat until thoroughly dissolved and serve warm.


The Carlii said...

I have a recipe that is almost identical. We LOVE it. We also serve it with real whipped cream on top. YUM!

Angella said...

I can't wait to try this!